Saanich council is currently in the process of working through the municipality’s 2013 budget.
According to the draft financial plan, Saanich homeowners are tentatively set to face a 3.25 per cent increase on their property taxes.
For a Saanich home at the average value of $604,935, that equates to an additional $67.40 to pay in property taxes.
That, plus previously approved increases in sewer, water and garbage collection, will cost the average homeowner $128 more over last year. All in, the average home will pay $3,020 to the municipality this year.
The property tax jump covers operational increases, infrastructure replacement, and infrastructure maintenance.
Saanich’s next financial plan meeting will be held March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 770 Vernon Ave.